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Countdown to Christmas: Feeling festive in Suffolk

Christmas is in full swing in Suffolk with plenty of events on the calendar to get you in the spirit. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION From December 2 – January 6. Thompson’s Gallery,  Aldeburgh, is holding its Annual Christmas Exhibition which includes many of our successful and well known modern and contemporary British artists. Included in the exhibition…

Countdown to Christmas: Show time in Norfolk

Fun for any age, a Christmas show is a great way to get into the festive mood. Luckily for us, casts and crew all over Norfolk are getting into costume, practising their lines and polishing their shows. Here are a few highlights from across the county: CROMER PIER CHRISTMAS SHOW From November 25 – December…

Welcome to: Aldeburgh

Sitting pretty on the North Sea coast of Suffolk, Aldeburgh offers a tranquil home for residents as well as a wonderful range of wildlife. Noted as the home of composer Benjamin Britten as well as the centre of the international Aldeburgh Festival of arts at nearby Snape Maltings (founded by Britten in 1948), Aldeburgh remains…

Welcome to: Saffron Walden

Essex is well known for its rich diversity, and the charming medieval market town of Saffron Walden certainly doesn’t disappoint. Located in the north west of the county, Saffron Walden got its name from one of its major industries – the saffron crocus! In the 16th–17th centuries, the saffron crocus (otherwise known as Crocus sativus)…

Welcome to: Blakeney

Amongst the delightful villages dotted along the North Norfolk coast, you’ll come across the beautiful Blakeney. Once a medieval commercial port transporting spices and oriental cloths, as well as a few smugglers, the estuary today is a fascinating landscape of marshes, mud banks and sand hills. It is a designated area of natural beauty and home to…

Welcome to: Bury St Edmunds

The historic jewel in the Suffolk crown, Bury St Edmunds is a delightful combination of heritage architecture alongside tasteful modern design. The cultural and retail centre for West Suffolk, tourism is a major part of the local economy thanks to the wealth of famous landmarks right across the town. The impressive abbey ruins are usually…

Welcome to: Dedham

True Constable country, Dedham is frequently considered one of England’s most beautiful villages – particularly for its idyllic water meadows on the edges of the River Stour. Positioned on the border between Essex and Suffolk, it was here that John Constable – Britain’s greatest landscape artist – was schooled and found his muse. The scenery…

Welcome to: Wells-next-the-Sea

Nestled amid wild expanses of coastline and nature hot spots, you can find the delightful harbour town of Wells-next-the-Sea. First recognised in the Domesday Book, Wells was named after the fresh springs that were once found along its stretch of coast. Since those days, the town has grown but always in keeping with the surroundings…

Welcome to: Lavenham

Lavenham is undoubtedly one of Suffolk’s most beautiful villages and makes for one of East Anglia’s most popular destinations for a day trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. One of the best preserved medieval villages in the UK, Lavenham boasts around 320 listed timber framed buildings, a beautiful 15th…

Home improvements: maximise your asking price

When deciding to sell your home, it makes sense to maximise your asking price by completing a few house improvements. From fixing small faults to adding a new storey, there are improvements to suit every budget and can really make your property stand out. Starting off small, assess your property for any minor bumps and…